News & Announcements


  • Special Board Meeting

    Posted September 20, 2023

    The Board of Trustees will have a Special Board Meeting to discuss "time sensative" documents/requests at 3:00 P.M. on September 25, 2023 (Monday). Discussion items are cement work for Hurontown Fire, ...

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  • Vehicle for Sale

    Posted September 11, 2023

    The Township is accepting bids for a 1992 Ford E-350 Econoline Ambulance used by the Otter Lake Fire Dept. First Respnders. The vehicle has 160,000 miles and will be sold "as is".  Bids will be ...

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  • Monthly Board of Trustees Meeting

    Posted September 7, 2023

    On September 11, 2023 there will be a Hybrid Zoom and "in-person" Regular Monthly Board of Trustees Meeting at 6:00 P.M. at the Township Office located at 47240 Green Acres Road. 

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  • 2023 Planning Commission Scheduled Meeting

    Posted September 7, 2023

    The Charter Township of Portage's Planning Commission will conduct a regular meeting on September 14, 2023 (Thursday) at 7:00 P.M. at the Township Office located at 47240 Green Acres Road.

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  • Forest Hill Cemetery Decor

    Posted September 1, 2023

    Please remove gravesite decor from the Forest Hill Cemetery in Houghton by October 1, 2023.

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  • Budget Work Session

    Posted August 30, 2023

    There will be a short budgetary work session at 10:30 am on Thursday August 31 at the Township Office to discuss the 2022 deficit reduction plan.

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  • Election inspectors wanted for 2024

    Posted August 21, 2023

    Election Inspectors wanted for 2024 elections. If you are interested in working elections in Portage Township, please fill out an election inspector application (attached) and drop off at the Township ...

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  • New Zoning Manual Amendments

    Posted August 15, 2023

    At the regular monthly meeting held on August 14, 2023 of the Board of Trustees for the Charter Township of Portage the Tustees voted to make changes/amendments to the Township's Zoning Manual. Those ...

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  • August 14, 2023 Board of Trustees Meeting - Zoning Manual Updates

    Posted July 12, 2023

    The Charter Township of Portage will conduct a regularly scheduled monthly Board of Trustees meeting on August 14, 2023 (Monday) starting at 7:00 P.M. at the Township Office located at 47240 Green ...

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  • Green Acres Road Sewer Line Hookup Date Extension

    Posted June 21, 2023

    Initially, July 15, 2023 was the selected date to have all the residents serviced by the new Green Acres sewer line project hooked up to the new system. There are a few residents with grinder pumps ...

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  • 2023 Planning Commission Scheduled Meetings

    Posted June 10, 2023

    The Planning Commission holds their meetings beginning at 7:00 P.M. (Thursdays)  at the Township Office located at 47240 Green Acres Road.

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  • Monthly Board of Trustees Meeting

    Posted June 10, 2023

    A hybrid Zoom Monthly Board of Trustees meeting will occur on June 12, 2023 at 6:00 P.M.  To login to the Zoom portion of the meeting the protocols are as follows: Meeting Id:  813 1725 ...

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  • 2022 Consumer Confidence Report

    Posted June 6, 2023

    The EGLE 2022 Charter Township of Portage "Consumer Confidence Report", a water quality report, is now available.

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  • 425 Justice Center Work Session

    Posted January 25, 2023

    The Board of Trustees will have a work session to begin the formulation of a 425 agreement for the proposed Justice Center located on Sharon Ave. with the City of Houghton. It will occur at 3:00 P.M. ...

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  • Public Meeting - Review Updated Five Year Recreation Plan

    Posted January 24, 2023

    At 5:30 P.M. February 13, 2023, at the Townmship Office located on Green Acres Road, there will be a public meeting to review/discuss the updated Township's 5 year Recreation Plan. Immediately ...

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  • Year End Treasurer Office Hours 12/30 9a-3p

    Posted December 29, 2022

    The treasurer will hold year end office hours for tax collection on 12/30/22 from 9am to 3pm.   

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  • Board of Review 2023 Meeting Functions

    Posted December 19, 2022

    These are the dates and what the 2023 BOR will address during those scheduled meeting dates.

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  • 2023 Board of Review Meeting Schedule

    Posted December 19, 2022

    The Board of Review (BOR) will tentatively conduct (6) Meetings during 2023. See meeting schedule and what will be addressed at each meeting.

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  • 2023 Board of Trustees Monthly "Hybrid" Zoom Meetings

    Posted December 14, 2022

    The Board of Trustees monthly meetings generally will occur at 6:00 P.M. in-person at the Township Hall located on Green Acres Road. They will start at 6:00 P. M. unless a  public hearing/meeting ...

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  • 2023 Planning Commission Scheduled Meetings

    Posted November 16, 2022

    The Township Planning Commission will conduct quarterly, in-person meetings, during calendar year 2023. They have been tentatively scheduled for :               ...

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  • November 14, 2022 Board of Trustees Meeting

    Posted November 11, 2022

    The Township Board of Trustees will conduct their normal monthly meeting in-person at 6:00 P.M. at the Township Office located on Green Acres Road.  It can also be viewed via Zoom ...

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  • Alternate Sought for the Twp. Zoning Board of Appeals

    Posted October 11, 2022

    The Charter Township of Portage needs a candidate to fill the seat of an alternate for the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). The ZBA acts as an arbiter of disputes or questions on interpreting and ...

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  • Attention Voters: Ballots have not arrived, there is a delay with our supplier.

    Posted October 2, 2022

    Attention Voters: Ballots have not arrived, there is a delay with our supplier. We expect them on Wednesday October 5, 2022 and will begin processing absentee ballots.

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  • Water Quality Consumer Confidence Report Adams Twp.

    Posted April 26, 2022

    Following new federal regulation, the State of Michigan in 1998 enacted a requirement that Public water suppliers m ust now issue annual Consumer Confidence Reports (CCR) on their water systems. ...

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  • Response to Gazette Sea Plane Article

    Posted February 11, 2022

    This letter was sent to the Mining Gazette in response to their recent article on sea planes and Charter Township of Portage, at the time of this post, it has not been published: "Portage Township ...

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  • Copper Country Recycling Initiative

    Posted July 8, 2021

    The following attached PDF - describes where you can recycle certain items in the Copper Country.

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  • Water and Sewer Rates in Township

    Posted June 30, 2021

    By Resolution Vote the Board of Trustees changed the water and sewer rates  - they became effective October 1, 2020.

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  • August 3, 2021 Election update

    Posted June 9, 2021

    Attention Voters: There will be an election on August 3, 2021 for a renewal for the Canal View (formally Houghton County Medical Care). All residents who are on the Absentee voter list have been sent ...

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  • Adult Use/Recreational Marijuana Ord. #148

    Posted December 15, 2020

    At the November 9, 2020 Remote Zoom Twp. monthly board meeting, Ordinance 148 was read for the second time and was subsequently adopted. It will go into affect on January 1, 2021. See the attached ...

  • For Review: Proposed Stormwater Ordinance

    Posted July 1, 2020

    For citizen review.

  • Latest Stormwater Runoff Ordinance

    Posted July 1, 2020

    Here is the latest Township Stormwater Runoff Ordinance that will be discussed at a a Planning Commission Public Hearing on July 16, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. via zoom remote software. (See Planning ...

  • New CARES Act Website/Information

    Posted March 31, 2020

    Here is some information about the newly passed Cares Act which has the Payroll Protection Program contained within it. Such entities as: eligible non-profits, independent contractors, small ...

  • How to set up automatic payments from checking and savings accounts

    Posted March 17, 2020

    Here's the form for automatic payments for water/sewer and tax bills

  • Township and the CoVid 19 Virus

    Posted March 16, 2020

    The Township has taken steps to limit both the public as well as staff possible exposure to the CoVid Virus. (see attached memo)

  • Battery Recycling

    Posted November 5, 2019

    Here is an excellent, informative web-site about battery recycling:

  • Residential/Commercial Water & Sewer Rates

    Posted May 14, 2019

    At the May 13, 2019 Monthly Board of Trustees Meeting Commercial/Business rate schedule for water and sewer was passed.

  • Water/Sewer and Initial Hook-Up Rates

    Posted March 28, 2019

    As of April 01, 2019 this rate schedule applies.

  • Property Tax Payment/Explainations

    Posted July 18, 2018

    Property taxes can be paid in person from 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M., Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. The Deputy-Treasurer will be present during those times to answer any explicit questions about your ...

  • Monthly Meeting Minutes Availability

    Posted August 2, 2017

    Monthly Board Minutes are available in hard copy at the Township Office located at 47240 Green Acres Road during normal business hours Monday thru Thursday, 9:00 am thru 3:00 pm.

  • 2017 - 2022 Recreation Plan

    Posted May 18, 2017

    This 5 year plan was adopted by the Board of Trustees. It will be used for resource allocation and grant pursuance.

  • Limited English Proficiency Plan

    Posted July 26, 2016

    This plan is required by the Federal Government to assist English challenged individuals.